Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.